Frosting for Cake

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La Cuisine Creole

La Cuisine Creole

By Lafcadio Hearn

Published 1885

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To each egg used take ten teaspoonfuls of finest powdered sugar, and a teaspoonful of lemon extract. Beat quickly, and allow at least five minutes for each spoonful of sugar. The excellence of icing depends on the purity of the powdered sugar and the rapidity of beating given the eggs; it is much to be regretted that the most of powdered sugar is adulterated with foreign materials, especially with the white earth called "Terra Alba," which causes the sugar to harden like stone, and prevents the cake and frosting from being, as it should be, light and good.